Cricket club receives donation from Ely housebuilder
25 Jul 2022

Cricket club receives donation from Ely housebuilder

Players at City of Ely Cricket Club have new cricket shirts thanks to a donation from a local housebuilder.

Vistry Group, which includes Linden Homes, has contributed £1,500 to the club to go towards providing new kit to nine of their teams.

The housebuilder is preparing to build new homes at its Linden Homes’ Willow Woods location in Ely and will also be providing the club with new grounds and a clubhouse at the development.

City of Ely Cricket Club has been playing cricket at the Paradise Ground in Ely since 1856 and has a range of junior and senior squads, including a women’s side and U11 girls. The club currently provides training for over 90 children in the local area.

Richard Lee, U13s coach, said: “We are very appreciative of Linden Homes’ generosity. Their support has been amazing and has helped the club immensely.

“This donation has gone a long way to enable us to provide new kits for our players and we look forward to playing in the shirts. We cannot thank them enough for their support.”

Laura Thomas, sales manager for Willow Woods, said: “We are committed to supporting the local community of Ely, which City of Ely Cricket Club is a huge part.

“We wish the players every success and cannot wait to continue this relationship, helping the club enter a new chapter in its history as we provide a new clubhouse and grounds at our Ely location.”

Linden Homes’ Willow Woods is set to launch later this summer and is located off Lynn Road just over a mile away from the club’s current grounds.

The development will provide a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom houses.

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